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Hamlet (Branagh) (1996)

7.8/10
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Julie Christie, Derek Jacobi

Murder and violence, revenge and intrigue, sex and desire, paranoia and madness - the heady brew of passion and emotion that makes up Shakespeare's Ha... Read more

Cadfael: Series 1 (1994)

8.2/10
Director: Graham Theakston
Starring: Derek Jacobi, Sean Pertwee, Michael Culver, Julian Firth

Acclaimed actor Sir Derek Jacobi stars as Brother Cadfael, a former soldier, sailor and crusader who is now set on a path to God. Ahead of his time,... Read more

The Body (2000)

7.4/10
Director: Jonas McCord
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Olivia Williams, Derek Jacobi, Jason Flemyng

A religious-themed suspense-drama about an Israeli archeologist (Olivia Williams) who discovers a tomb in Jerusalem that appears to contain the remain... Read more

Marple: Murder at the Vicarage (2004)

7.8/10
Starring: Geraldine McEwan, Derek Jacobi, Janet McTeer, Jason Flemyng

When the vicar in Miss Marple's (Geraldine McEwan) home village declares in exasperation that anyone who murdered Colonel Prothero would be doing the... Read more

The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky (2001)

6.4/10
Director: Paul Cox
Starring: Derek Jacobi, Delia Silvan, Chris Haywood, Vicki Attard

"I'm a dancer. You will understand me when you see me dance." - Vaslav Nijinsky. "The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky" is based on the published diary "Cah... Read more

Cadfael: Series 2 (1995)

8.2/10
Director: Herbert Wise, Malcolm Mowbray
Starring: Derek Jacobi, Julian Firth, Sean Pertwee, Michael Culver

Brother Cadfael returns with three more intriguing mysteries. 'The Virgin on Ice' finds Cadfael rushing to the rescue of a nun, a young noble and his... Read more

Cadfael: Series 3 (1996)

8.2/10
Director: Herbert Wise, Richard Stroud, Ken Grieve
Starring: Derek Jacobi, Julian Firth, Sean Pertwee, Michael Culver

Derek Jacobi's unique 12th century sleuth becomes involved with a murder and a grieving widow in 'The Rose Rent'. 'St Peter's Fair' turns nasty when... Read more

Adam Resurrected (2008)

6.3/10
Director: Paul Schrader
Starring: Derek Jacobi, Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Ayelet Zurer

A German Jew (Jeff Goldblum) once imprisoned in a Nazi death camp uses his comic skills to entertain fellow Holocaust survivors while institutionalize... Read more

Morris - A Life With Bells On (2008)

6.7/10
Director: Lucy Akhurst
Starring: Derek Jacobi, Greg Wise, Ian Hart, Thomas Oldham

A pastoral indie mockumentary, made on a shoestring by the husband-and-wife team of Lucy Akhurst and Charles Thomas Oldham, Its a success story to... Read more

Tolkien (2019)

6.8/10
Director: Dome Karukoski
Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Derek Jacobi

As a young student, J.R.R. Tolkien finds love, friendship and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts. Their brotherhood soon strengthen... Read more

Love is the Devil (1998)

6.4/10
Director: John Maybury
Starring: Daniel Craig, Derek Jacobi, Karl Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Anne Lambton

This biography of painter Francis Bacon focuses on his relationship with his lover, George Dyer (Daniel Craig), a former small time crook. Amazingly r... Read more

Molokai: The Story of Father Damien (2000)

6.9/10
Director: Paul Cox
Starring: David Wenham, Derek Jacobi, Sam Neill, Kris Kristofferson, Peter O'Toole

David Wenham plays the canonized Father Damien, a dedicated priest who sacrificed his own life in order to bring dignity and hope to the inhabitants o... Read more

A Bunch of Amateurs (2008)

6.1/10
Director: Andy Cadiff
Starring: Burt Reynolds, Imelda Staunton, Derek Jacobi, Samantha Bond, Charles Durning

Fading Hollywood action star Jefferson Steel (Burt Reynolds) gets talked into doing King Lear in Stratford - not the famous one, but instead a sleepy... Read more

The Shakespeare Collection: Series 2 (BBC) (1979)

8.5/10
Starring: Derek Jacobi, Claire Bloom, David Gwillim, Felicity Kendal, Nigel Hawthorne

In 1978, the BBC set itself the task of filming all of William Shakespeare's plays for television. The resulting productions, renowned for their loyal... Read more

Underworld: Evolution (2006)

6.7/10
Director: Len Wiseman
Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Tony Curran, Bill Nighy, Derek Jacobi

The violent feud between the snooty vampires and thuggish werewolves escalates as beautiful Death Dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) and her forbidden Ly... Read more

Vicious: Series 1 (2013)

8/10
Starring: Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon

Vicious tells the story of partners Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi), two men who have lived together in a small central London flat f... Read more

Dead Again (1991)

7/10
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Derek Jacobi, Robin Williams, Hanna Schygulla

A stylish, witty, imaginative psychological thriller starring Kenneth Branagh as an L.A. private detective who tries to help a beautiful amnesia victi... Read more

Othello (Olivier) (1965)

6.9/10
Director: Stuart Burge
Starring: Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Joyce Redman, Frank Finlay, Derek Jacobi

Shakespeare's tragic story of how a great man's vanity is manipulated by a jealous aide to bring his downfall, has never been more movingly nor dramat... Read more

The Odessa File (1974)

7/10
Director: Ronald Neame
Starring: Jon Voight, Maximilian Schell, Maria Schell, Mary Tamm, Derek Jacobi, Klaus Lowi...

From the best-selling novel by Frederick Forsyth comes this thriller set in 1963 Hamburg, Germany. Jon Voight plays a German journalist who launches a... Read more

Cadfael: Series 4 (1998)

8.2/10
Director: Mary McMurray, Ken Grieve
Starring: Derek Jacobi, Michael Culver, Julian Firth, Terrence Hardiman, Anthony Green, Te...

Derek Jacobi reprises his role of 12th-century monk, Brother Cadfael in the compelling series of monastic mystery. In 'The Holy Thief' our hero must... Read more

Tomb Raider (Blu-Ray) (2018)

6.4/10
Director: Roar Uthaug
Starring: Derek Jacobi, Kristin Scott Thomas, Walton Goggins, Dominic West, Nick Frost, Al...

Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished years earlier. Hoping to solve the mystery of her father's dis... Read more

Doctor Who: Series 3, Volume 5 (2007)

8.7/10
Starring: Derek Jacobi, John Simm, David Tennant, Sharon Osbourne, Ann Widdecombe, Freema...

A thrilling entry in the series 'Utopia' sees the return of Captain Jack, and the legendary Derek Jacobi co-stars as a professor desperate to save man... Read more

Underworld: Evolution ( Blu-ray ) (2006)

6.7/10
Director: Len Wiseman
Starring: Derek Jacobi, Kate Beckinsale, Steven Mackintosh, Bill Nighy, Scott Speedman, To...

The violent feud between the snooty vampires and thuggish werewolves escalates as beautiful Death Dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) and her forbidden Ly... Read more

Three Sisters (1970)

6.7/10
Director: Laurence Olivier
Starring: Jeanne Watts, Louise Purnell, Joan Plowright, Derek Jacobi, Sheila Reid, Alan Ba...

In a remote little town in turn of the century Russia, three sisters - Olga (Jeanne Watts), Irina (Louise Purnell), and Masha (Joan Plowright) - and t... Read more

Tomb Raider (2018)

6.4/10
Director: Roar Uthaug
Starring: Derek Jacobi, Kristin Scott Thomas, Walton Goggins, Dominic West, Daniel Wu, Nic...

Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished years earlier. Hoping to solve the mystery of her father's dis... Read more

Cinderella ( Blu-ray ) (2015)

6.9/10
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgard, Holliday Grainger...

The story of "Cinderella" follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to... Read more

Cinderella (2015)

6.9/10
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgard, Holliday Grainger...

The story of "Cinderella" follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to... Read more

Gladiator (2000)

8.5/10
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Derek Jacobi, Djimo...

Forced into slavery by the corrupt, incestuous heir to the throne, Roman general Maximus (Russell Crowe) becomes a gladiator. His prowess in the arena... Read more

Two Men Went to War (2002)

6.7/10
Director: John Henderson
Starring: Kenneth Cranham, Leo Bill, Derek Jacobi, Phyllida Law, James Fleet, Julian Glove...

Based on a true story about WWI veteran Sergeant King (Kenneth Cranham) and young Private Cuthbertson (Leo Bill), two dentists who, during WW2, are tu... Read more

Strings (2004)

7/10
Director: Anders Ronnow Klarlund
Starring: Voices Of, James McAvoy, Catherine McCormack, Julian Glover, Derek Jacobi, Ian H...

A unique and beautifully realised fantasy film populated entirely by marionettes. With shades of the Brothers Grimm and even Shakespeare, the story p... Read more

Gladiator (Special Edition) (2000)

8.5/10
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Derek Jacobi, Djimo...

Forced into slavery by the corrupt, incestuous heir to the throne, Roman general Maximus (Russell Crowe) becomes a gladiator. His prowess in the arena... Read more

Gladiator ( Blu-ray ) (2000)

8.5/10
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Connie Nielsen, Derek Jacobi, Joaquin Phoenix, Oliver Reed, Richard Harris, Russ...

Forced into slavery by the corrupt, incestuous heir to the throne, Roman general Maximus (Russell Crowe) becomes a gladiator. His prowess in the arena... Read more

Henry V (Branagh) (1989)

7.7/10
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Paul Scofield, Derek Jacobi, Ian Holm, Emma Thompson, Alec McCo...

An energetic, extraordinarily well-acted and perfectly cast version of Shakespeare's play adapted and directed by tyro-star Kenneth Branagh. Henry V i... Read more

I, Claudius (1976)

8.9/10
Starring: Brian Blessed, Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Patrick Stewart, Sian Phillips, George B...

Based on the novels by Robert Graves, and the winner of 4 British Academy Awards for Film and Television, Claudius's epic story spans the analogues of... Read more

The King's Speech (2010)

8/10
Director: Tom Hooper
Starring: Colin Firth, Derek Jacobi, Geoffrey Rush, Guy Pearce, Helena Bonham Carter, Jenn...

Four Academy Awards-including Best Picture, Director, and Actor-went to this biopic of 1930s Britain's King George VI. Colin Firth shines as the monar... Read more

Anonymous (2011)

6.9/10
Director: Roland Emmerich
Starring: David Thewlis, Derek Jacobi, Joely Richardson, Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Jam...

A "gripping historical thriller" (Allan Hunter, Daily Express) from Roland Emmerich, 'Anonymous' is based around the notion that William Shakespeare w... Read more

The Gathering Storm (2002)

7.6/10
Director: Richard Loncraine
Starring: Albert Finney, Vanessa Redgrave, Jim Broadbent, Linus Roache, Lena Headey, Tom W...

The mid-1930's finds the great politician and orator Winston Churchill (Albert Finney) out of favour and struggling to make his robust voice heard by... Read more

Nanny McPhee (2005)

6.6/10
Director: Kirk Jones
Starring: Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury, Kelly Macdonald, Thomas Sangster, P...

Widower Colin Firth must return to work and decides to hire a nanny for his unruly brood of seven children. After a string of hapless women are sent... Read more

The Medusa Touch (1978)

7/10
Director: Jack Gold
Starring: Richard Burton, Lino Ventura, Lee Remick, Harry Andrews, Marie-Christine Barraul...

Lino Ventura is a French detective, Brunel, on loan to Scotland Yard investigating a mysterious series of uncanny disasters. They begin happening afte... Read more

The Riddle (2007)

5.3/10
Director: Brendan Foley
Starring: Vinnie Jones, Derek Jacobi, Julie Cox, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Flemyng, P H Mori...

Ex-footballer Vinnie Jones abandons his tough guy image to play an ambitious reporter who becomes obsessed by a series of Thames-side murders followin... Read more

Murder on the Orient Express (Blu-Ray) (2017)

6.5/10
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Derek Jacobi, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Kenneth Branagh, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penel...

A lavish trip through Europe quickly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard a train. When an avalanche stops the Orient Express dea... Read more

Effie Gray (2014)

5.9/10
Director: Richard Laxton
Starring: Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, Tom Sturridge, David Suchet, Julie Walters, Greg...

Based on the real-life scandal that shocked Victorian-era England, the film tells the story of Euphemia "Effie" Gray. At 19, she married the prominent... Read more

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

6.5/10
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Derek Jacobi, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Kenneth Branagh, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penel...

A lavish trip through Europe quickly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard a train. When an avalanche stops the Orient Express dea... Read more

Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected: 1.2 (1979)

Director: Alastair Reid, Claude Whatham, Herbert Wise, Michael Tuchner, Simon Langton
Starring: John Alderton, Joan Collins, Joseph Cotten, Jose Ferrer, Michael Gambon, Susan G...

Like his children's books, Roald Dahl's adult stories never fail to suprise. Each stand alone, playfully macabre story in this acclaimed series is a b... Read more

Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected: 1.4 (1979)

Director: Claude Whatham, Giles Foster, Herbert Wise, John Gorrie
Starring: John Alderton, Joan Collins, Joseph Cotten, Jose Ferrer, Michael Gambon, Susan G...

Like his children's books, Roald Dahl's adult stories never fail to suprise. Each stand alone, playfully macabre story in this acclaimed series is a b... Read more

The Borgias: Season 1 (2011)

7.9/10
Starring: Colm Feore, Derek Jacobi, Jeremy Irons, Joanne Whalley, Holliday Grainger, David...

"The Borgias" is the sordid saga of one of the most remarkable and legendary families in history. Set in 15th century Italy at the height of the Renai... Read more

Les Miserables (Miniseries) (2018)

7.3/10
Director: Tom Shankland
Starring: Dominic West, David Oyelowo, Lily Collins, Adeel Akhtar, Johnny Flynn, Henry Llo...

Television adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel, which follows Jean Valjean as he evades capture by the unyielding Inspector Javert. Set against... Read more

Gosford Park (2001)

7.3/10
Director: Robert Altman
Starring: Kristin Scott Thomas, Michael Gambon, Bob Balaban, Jeremy Northam, Stephen Fry,...

Robert Altman's acclaimed mix of British period drama and Agatha Christie-styled mystery is set at an English estate in 1932, where home owner Michael... Read more

Little Dorrit (1988)

8.3/10
Director: Christine Edzard
Starring: Alec Guinness, Bill Fraser, Cyril Cusack, Derek Jacobi, Eleanor Bron, Joan Green...

Christine Edzard's film is a brilliant reworking of the Charles Dickens classic in two parts. The first part ("Nobody's Fault") is told from Arthur Cl... Read more